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Cardinals Sign Geronimo Pena To Minor League Contract

January 26, 1996

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Geronimo Pena, the often-injured second baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals, will get another chance to win a job with the team.

The Cardinals said Friday they have signed Pena to a minor-league contract. Terms were not released, but general manager Walt Jocketty said the contract includes incentives based on games played. Pena will be invited to the major league camp in spring training.

Pena was on the disabled list three times last season, when he hit .267 with one home run and eight RBIs. He played in only 32 games. For his career, Pena has been on the disabled list nine times with an assortment of injuries.

A switch-hitter, Pena has a lifetime .264 average with 29 homers, 122 RBIs and 54 stolen bases.

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